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The True Cost

Today there are roughly 40 million garmet workers around the world surviving on less than $3 per day. The True Cost is a documentary about clothing –   the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on the world that we share. The price of clothing has been […]

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Thank you, Circle of Sisterhood

In May of 2015 we received a generous grant from Circle of Sisterhood to provide educational opportunities to Anchal artisans. The Circle of Sisterhood is a non-profit organization that focuses on removing barriers and providing educational opportunities for women and girls in the developing world.  To date they are a network of over 5 million that have […]

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From Home to Work – Meet Maya

My oh my, are we excited for you to meet Maya! From work to home, Maya is a light in the lives of many (ours included). As a wife, a mother of 3 boys, and an Anchal artisan of 4 years, Maya is very busy, yet she maintains a positive outlook on her future. Her […]

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The Importance of Natural Dye

We stumbled upon a great article that really captures the importance of natural dyeing. The article, written by Juliette Donatelli of Zady, highlights the history of fabric dye with a special emphasis on the harms of synthetic dyeing. Anchal is passionate about this specific social issue, hence the reason for our dyeScape initiative. DyeScape focuses […]

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Bye Bye Interns

I can’t get the song “Bye bye Birdie” out of my head. Partly because I have been avidly watching “Mad Men” on Netflix and because we have to say bye to the interns! We are sad that our awesome summer interns are leaving but, according to the lyrics of “Bye Bye Birdie,” it is time […]

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In Case You Missed It – July

The best word we can think of to describe the month of July is…FULL! See what we have been up to in and out of the office below. 1. While July was very full, we managed to have some fun too! For two weeks, we gave our followers the chance to win a FREE Anchal quilt […]

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Educational Workshop: Multiple Intelligence

The purpose of the monthly workshops we offer Anchal Artisans is to educate the women on important topics and increase their self esteem. Last month’s workshop did just that by helping the women realize their potential through a lecture about multiple intelligence. Dr. Hitesh came to visit the artisans and explained the 7 types of intelligence, […]

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3 Pillars of Sustainability

Sustainability; a word we hear and dismiss almost every day, yet it is one of the most important words in our society. It is a complex concept made up of three pillars that all promote bettering society indefinitely. The first pillar is economic sustainability and is the most important pillar of the three. Economic sustainability ensures fair […]

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Shop Social Enterprises

We recently posted an informational blog about social enterprises and how Anchal plays the roll of both a “socent” and a non-profit. Now we want to cover why everyone should support social enterprise and how they will benefit you and your community! The commercial activity of social enterprises is a strong revenue driver. 20 percent of […]

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Bandanas Make A Comeback

From the retro style of the 50s to the biker chick vibes of the 90s, bandanas have been a statement accessory for years. Anchal is bringing them back! While we know we are not the only ones re-entering the land of bandanas, we think our Anchal bandanas go above and beyond any other summer accessory. Anchal […]